Vitor Belfort out of UFC 112 due to shoulder injury

Vitor Belfort (19-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled main-event title fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva (25-4 MMA, 10-0 UFC) at the April 10 event, which takes place at Concert Arena at the Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Brazil-based Web site Tatame first reported the news, which was subsequently confirmed by Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole. The Tatame report stated Belfort hurt his shoulder in training and would not be able to recover in time for the fight. Jayme Sandall, Belfort’s trainer, stated that Belfort had been unable to use his injured arm in practice. Iole subsequently confirmed the injury with UFC president Dana White via his Twitter account.

Meanwhile, sources from Silva’s camp revealed that as of Thursday afternoon they had heard no official word on Silva’s withdrawal and are waiting for confirmation from UFC officials. Silva, a six-time UFC champion, told Tatame he wasn’t aware of any change in the card and was training as if the fight is still on.


23 Comments

  1. Avatar of grapplure

    grapplure

    February 12, 2010 at 3:24 am

    no please no dont let chael sonnen take his spot, if that happens the middle east will have a real reason to hate us.

  2. Avatar of Ninja

    Ninja

    February 12, 2010 at 3:33 am

    i was looking forward to this fight ever since ufc 103 this sucks

  3. Avatar of MrLoomis

    MrLoomis

    February 12, 2010 at 3:54 am

    give him sonnen! make it happen!

  4. Avatar of Ninja

    Ninja

    February 12, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Only positive thing that comes from this is that sonnen is going to get raped earlier than later

  5. Avatar of Jizzle11

    Jizzle11

    February 12, 2010 at 4:11 am

    TIME FOR CHAEL SONNEN TO GET HIS ASS WHOOPED

  6. Avatar of Switters

    Switters

    February 12, 2010 at 4:12 am

    A note to Chael Sonnen: Be careful what you wish for!!! The Spider is going to F#$k you up!

  7. Avatar of Jizzle11

    Jizzle11

    February 12, 2010 at 4:28 am

    You should look at his medical suspension….it’s only 30 days… so yeah he can do it

  8. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    February 12, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Sonnen better watch out now

  9. Avatar of UrHype

    UrHype

    February 12, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I think there is more to them not fighting than we all know…the Brasilian anti-fight pact might be it, or Dana sees more money right now keeping Chael ( the newly running Oregon conservative) in the spotlight, since the UFC has been stagnate lately.

  10. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    February 12, 2010 at 4:41 am

    And u still lost

  11. Avatar of UrHype

    UrHype

    February 12, 2010 at 4:41 am

    oh and being Anderson’s camp hasnt heard anything, it might not be true also.

  12. Avatar of Ninja

    Ninja

    February 12, 2010 at 4:49 am

    and btw sonnen is medically suspended until march 24 so hes prolly not gonna replace vitor

  13. Avatar of UrHype

    UrHype

    February 12, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Dana is kicking himself in the ass right now for letting Dan henderson go.
    Who else can stand a chance against Silva(dont say Maia) he’ll get KOd for sure

  14. Avatar of Accyfist

    Accyfist

    February 12, 2010 at 6:16 am

    You are joking about the picture thing, please tell me you’re joking!

  15. Avatar of Ninja

    Ninja

    February 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Agreed their aren’t that many people who can face Silva, hes prolly just gonna fight a lhw on ufc 112

  16. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    February 12, 2010 at 7:02 am

    chael sonnen is getting nervous

  17. Avatar of Accyfist

    Accyfist

    February 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

    That’s what I assumed.

  18. Avatar of sickb

    sickb

    February 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    bullshit as always

  19. Avatar of RampantSoto

    RampantSoto

    February 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I dont like you UrHype, But good post.

  20. Avatar of DR3W

    DR3W

    February 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

    yea if he has had this nagging injury for awhile idk why he didnt get this done earlier especially when anderson was injured

  21. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    February 13, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Dan Henderson couldn’t beat Anderson Silva either.

  22. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    February 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

    You have some of the MOST Idiotic comments in here.

  23. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    February 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Lawler, Shields, Melvin, Miller…You’re just a JOKE.

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